The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Mobile Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mobile Tester
Rank 616 614 586
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Tester 30 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.055% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.058% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 29
Median daily rate £370 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £313 -
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Mobile Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Mobile Tester in the job title.

Mobile Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK.

Mobile Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Mobile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mobile Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK.

Mobile Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 30 £370 +13.84% 8
London +16 21 £368 +5.00% 3
West Midlands -9 4 £400 +35.59%
Warwickshire - 4 £400 -
South East +1 3 £425 +30.76% 1
Crawley -3 3 £425 +23.63%
West Sussex -24 3 £425 +30.76%
Warwick - 3 £400 -
City of London +44 2 £390 +30.00% 1
North West -4 2 £188 -39.02% 1
Cheshire -10 2 £188 -39.27% 1
Osterley - 1 £368 -

Mobile Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Mobile Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Mobile Tester in the job title.

1 34 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (53.70%) Android
3 28 (51.85%) Mobile App
4 26 (48.15%) Apple iOS
5 17 (31.48%) QA
6 15 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 14 (25.93%) BDD
8 13 (24.07%) Appium
8 13 (24.07%) Ruby
9 11 (20.37%) Selenium
9 11 (20.37%) TDD
9 11 (20.37%) SQL
9 11 (20.37%) Calabash
9 11 (20.37%) Cucumber
9 11 (20.37%) Git (software)
10 10 (18.52%) Open Source
10 10 (18.52%) Black-Box Testing
10 10 (18.52%) Jenkins
10 10 (18.52%) Regression Testing
10 10 (18.52%) JIRA
11 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
11 9 (16.67%) Test Scripting
12 8 (14.81%) Scrum
12 8 (14.81%) Software Testing
13 7 (12.96%) Java
13 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
13 7 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
13 7 (12.96%) Test Automation

Mobile Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) CMS
1 1 (1.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.70%) iTunes
3 1 (1.85%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) DVB
2 2 (3.70%) Internet
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Appium
2 11 (20.37%) Calabash
2 11 (20.37%) Cucumber
2 11 (20.37%) Git (software)
2 11 (20.37%) Selenium
3 10 (18.52%) Jenkins
3 10 (18.52%) JIRA
4 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 4 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (7.41%) Maven
5 4 (7.41%) SoapUI
5 4 (7.41%) Xcode
6 3 (5.56%) eggPlant
7 2 (3.70%) Fiddler
7 2 (3.70%) Gradle
8 1 (1.85%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.85%) TestLink
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) JSON
2 3 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.70%) Android SDK
3 2 (3.70%) iOS SDK
3 2 (3.70%) RESTful
3 2 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (1.85%) .NET
4 1 (1.85%) REST
4 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (51.85%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.41%) iPhone
2 4 (7.41%) User Experience
3 3 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.56%) STB
4 2 (3.70%) iPad
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) DTV
5 1 (1.85%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.85%) IPTV
5 1 (1.85%) Streaming Media
5 1 (1.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 29 (53.70%) Android
2 26 (48.15%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.56%) Linux
3 3 (5.56%) Unix
4 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
4 2 (3.70%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) Automated Testing
3 14 (25.93%) BDD
4 11 (20.37%) TDD
5 10 (18.52%) Black-Box Testing
5 10 (18.52%) Open Source
5 10 (18.52%) Regression Testing
6 9 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 8 (14.81%) Scrum
7 8 (14.81%) Software Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
8 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
9 6 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
10 5 (9.26%) Automation Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Security Testing
11 4 (7.41%) Defect Management
11 4 (7.41%) Integration Testing
11 4 (7.41%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) Ruby
2 11 (20.37%) SQL
3 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.96%) Java
5 2 (3.70%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) ISEB
1 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (31.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.56%) HP
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com